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Mayor Gregor Robertson has called for decriminalizing possession of illicit drugs alongside new ways of treating those with opioid addiction after Canada's public health agency estimated that roughly 4,000 people in Canada died of an overdose in 2017, mostly from opioids. Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. The studies showed after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the daily dose of opioids went way down. Researchers reported that medicalization, and specifically the establishment of brick-and-mortar cannabis dispensing facilities, correlated with significantly reduced opioid prescription drug use. The authors found that substituting street opiates with either hydromorphone or diacetylmorphine (prescription heroin) may be costlier than traditional methadone use, but in the long-run drug users were not committing as many crimes to support their habit.

Both studies were released Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The other at prescriptions under Medicaid between 2011 and 2016 (meaning mostly low-income Americans). One, published past year, showed that Medicare saved about $165 million in 2013 from medical marijuana laws. The comparison was done each quarter, so a given state without a law at one point could join the other category once a law kicked in. "Moreover, the implementation of adult-use marijuana laws, which all occurred in states with existing medical marijuana laws, was associated with a 6.38 percent lower rate of opioid prescribing", they concluded.

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A 2017 assessment of medical cannabis patients in IL revealed that participants in the state-run program frequently reported using marijuana "as an alternative to other medications-most commonly opioids, but also anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatories, and over-the-counter analgesics".

Every year from 2010 through 2015, researchers compared states with a medical marijuana law in effect to those without one. Patients in states that only allowed them to grow pot at home showed about 7 percent fewer doses.

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But there might be other factors at work, aside from just marijuana use, Bradford and team acknowledge. The weight of that evidence is "now hard to ignore", said Bradford, who said he thinks federal regulations should be changed to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for pain treatment. Could humble marijuana be one answer? According the report, this can result in societal savings of $140,000 per patient, while prolonging the lives of people whose life expectancy is relatively short by an average of three years.

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